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Dancin Sprouts Schedule

Wed 8 Jun

Poochamungas

Poochamungas

Wednesday, June 8
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We are the greatest firefighter lead rock n' roll kindie band in America...if not the world! With classic rock roots, Poochamungas is unique and familiar at the same time. If you’re looking for original, fun, family friendly and interactive music that rocks, then come on out to a show!

Wed 15 Jun

Little Miss Ann Band

Little Miss Ann Band

Wednesday, June 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Families can experience the upbeat, down-to-earth, interactive music of the Little Miss Ann Band. They will perform a mix of folk-rock music, both traditional and original, filled with rich vocals, simple instrumentation, and positive messages for kids. Little Miss Ann, a long time instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, will be singing songs from her four kids CDs, including her latest “Follow Me,” which was featured on WXRT Local Anesthetic.

Wed 22 Jun

Super Stolie and the Rockstars

Super Stolie and the Rockstars

Wednesday, June 22
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Super Stolie and the Rockstars have been rockin’ the party since 2007. Performing all original music for kids from three albums, these songs will instantly get stuck in your head, make you laugh out loud, and get you jumpin’ and dancin’ to the beats! You’ll hear a span of genres of music, see lots of instruments, and maybe even learn a thing or two! This is a captivating show that will engage kids of all ages and provide interactive fun and smiles for the whole family.

Wed 29 Jun

The Exceptionals* (a concert to accommodate children with sensory differences) All children welcome

The Exceptionals

Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday, August 10
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presents Grow, Worm, Grow! A Sensory Celebration Concert for All

Experiencing live music lights up the entire brain and opens communication in ways that words alone cannot. In this interactive concert, Old Town School of Folk Music faculty creates a multisensory experience carefully designed to calm, delight, and support children with sensitivities and special needs. Centered around the theme of growth and performed by teaching artists experienced and trained in the field of special education, the concert creates a safe, celebratory space for children with diverse abilities and the people who love them. Children are encouraged to engage how they wish, in their own way, when they are ready. Come celebrate your child’s sense of self and growth, and have some musical fun with other children and families!

Wed 6 Jul

Miss Jamie & the Farmhands

Miss Jamie & the Farmhands

Wednesday, July 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Miss Jamie and the Farmhands is a five-piece country/folk band, headed up by popular children’s entertainer Jamie “Miss Jamie” Martin. Little ones learn values from life down on the farm from funny puppet characters, and the catchy tunes will get everyone stomping their boots and hollering for more!

Wed 13 Jul

Mary Macaroni

Mary Macaroni

Wednesday, July 13
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mary Macaroni is one of Chicago's top children's entertainers. She performs at hundreds of corporate events and private parties each year and is thrilled to be appearing at the Chicago Botanic Garden this year. Mary Macaroni will be joined by her fun loving band, the Impastas, and together they will entertain, enthrall, and captivate your kids with their feel-good, rockin’ kids’ tunes, magic tricks, and interactive play. All will have the time of their lives!

Wed 20 Jul

Karen K & the Jitterbugs

Karen K & the Jitterbugs

Wednesday, July 20
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a lot of naps). This crowd-engaging, theatrical show is packed with humor, fun, and stories told through Karen’s upbeat, award-winning and totally catchy songs. National recognition includes a Parents Choice Award; Best Kids’ Video of 2014 for their smash hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”; appearances on CBS New York and PBS; and radio play on stations across the country. Jitterbugs’ Music Classes for kids 5 and under were recently named Best of the Best in Greater Boston by Boston Parents Paper.

Wed 27 Jul Radio RockRadio Rock

Wednesday, July 27
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Radio Rock “Active like a rock star!” tour 2016

At each Radio Rock live performance, every child is encouraged to be a part of the show and “Rock Out” is a highly interactive fun musical show and performance. The show features live performers with the whole audience in a fast-paced imaginary rock concert. Radio Rock was developed for kids of all ages. Radio Rock features popular radio chartbusters presented in a high-energy, interactive show. Kids are encouraged to sing, dance, and participate while the show stresses positive themed messages. Kids have fun while learning that staying active, eating healthy and making good choices are all a part of living like a true rock star. They learn new songs, try new dances, and are invited to reach up and become a part of the show. Radio Rock has been recognized as leaders in quality children’s entertainment and have been awarded the “Gold Seal” by the Excellence in Family Media Association, were announced a winner in the 2009 John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, and are working as collaborators with other quality producers of children’s media.

Wed 3 Aug

Duke Otherwise

Duke Otherwise

Wednesday, August 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith. A spirited performer. A skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer. Using his distinct baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs you and your children will delight in together. From Madison, Wisconsin, Duke Otherwise has been entertaining and educating children throughout the United States and several other countries. Borrowing from a vast array of musical styles such as folk, jazz, klezmer, and Latin, Otherwise keeps his audiences on their toes with many opportunities to dance, laugh, offer suggestions, and participate in the merry performance.

Wed 10 Aug

The Exceptionals* (a concert to accommodate children with sensory differences) All children welcome

The Exceptionals

Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday, August 10
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presents Grow, Worm, Grow! A Sensory Celebration Concert for All

Experiencing live music lights up the entire brain and opens communication in ways that words alone cannot. In this interactive concert, Old Town School of Folk Music faculty creates a multisensory experience carefully designed to calm, delight, and support children with sensitivities and special needs. Centered around the theme of growth and performed by teaching artists experienced and trained in the field of special education, the concert creates a safe, celebratory space for children with diverse abilities and the people who love them. Children are encouraged to engage how they wish, in their own way, when they are ready. Come celebrate your child’s sense of self and growth, and have some musical fun with other children and families!

Wed 17 Aug

Leonardo and the Makin’ Waves Band

Leonardo and the Makin’ Waves Band

Wednesday, August 17
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Leonardo is a Chicago-based, Parents' Choice Award winning family musician, performing songs that entertain, educate, and empower audiences of all ages and abilities. His concerts are a high-energy, interactive celebration of possibilities with plenty of sing-a-longs and dance moves the whole family can enjoy together.

Get ready to rock out to original and traditional favorite songs with Leonardo and the band. “...Remarkable understanding of a child's world.’’—School Library Journal

Wed 24 Aug

ScribbleMonster

ScribbleMonster

Wednesday, August 24
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

ScribbleMonster believes “all kids are creative equal” and that children learn by having fun and by expressing themselves through the arts. ScribbleMonster’s award-winning approach to music and other activities centers on what children can do, rather than focusing on what they can’t. By presenting in a non-restrictive format, ScribbleMonster’s creative musical playtime validates each child’s efforts and builds upon their success in developmentally appropriate ways.

 

Wed 31 Aug

Wendy & DB and the Band

Wendy & DB and the band

Wednesday, August 31
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wendy & DB encourage the curiosity and imagination that already flourishes in children.  A little R&B/Country/Folk & Pop with positive lyrics, a good melody and interesting rhythms are key ingredients to their songs. Props & puppets are key to our shows!  We want the whole family to have fun with our music and our band - 2015 Parents’ Choice & NAPPA Award winners.  We believe in giving back and support both http://www.vh1savethemusic.org and abetterlifeforkids.org with our CD sales.

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